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Join us on December 12 in Anacortes (NWESD 189) for a full day of Indicator 13 training. Learn about free assessments and tools to aid staff in the creation of postsecondary goals and transition services based on a students needs, strengths, interests, and preferences. Registration is free and lunch is provided.
2013-2014 Webinar Schedule now available! Join us for free webinars on the second Wednesday of the month at our new time of 2:45-3:45 pm.
Recent Recorded Trainings:
Skills for Employment: Emotional Intelligence (November 13, 2013)
Skills for Employment: Your GPS Guide (October 9th, 2013)
What is CCTS?
The Center for Change in Transition Services (CCTS) is a Washington State Needs Project funded annually by federal resources from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). The goal of CCTS is to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities in the state. To reach this goal, CCTS provides secondary transition training and technical support to Educational Service Districts (ESDs), Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), and public schools that serve high school-age students who have an Individual Education Program (IEP).
The Transition Systemic Framework
All Directors of Special Education may request district or LEA access to the CCTS Transition Systemic Framework (TSF). The Online Data Collection System houses the annual Post-School Survey, Secondary Transition IEP File Review and the Quality Indicators for Secondary Transition (QuIST) survey. These data are collected and analyzed locally and state-wide to drive program improvement.
Post-school Survey: The Center collects, analyzes and reports post-school outcomes for all high school leavers who had an IEP in Washington State. The post-school interviews are conducted by local school staff during the summer and one year after the student with an IEP has graduated or permanently exited high school. As part of a state requirement since 2000 and federal requirement since 2004, these outcomes have been collected, published and are available on this site.
Secondary Transition IEP File Review: Public secondary schools within the state partner with CCTS to conduct a self-review of their secondary students' IEPs. This review process will support school teams in developing comprehensive IEPs that meet the six required transition components.
Quality Indicators for Secondary Transition (QuIST): School teams of secondary educators, support staff, administrators, students and their families, and adult agency representatives, collaborate with CCTS to conduct an internal survey of their school's secondary transition services and program resources to inform further transition service improvement plans and efforts.
Click Here for Transition Training & Technical Assistance
The Center maintains a Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel, and Vimeo account to support a network of professionals in the field who share an interest, concern or passion for the transition process. Join this network to gain access to up-to-date special education information, helpful resources, and CCTS news. Members of this network are encouraged to engage in joint activities, discussions and share information using these tools.
OSPI Special Education Updates
View the most recent OSPI Special Education monthly update here:
OSPI State Needs Projects
Autism Outreach Project
The Autism Outreach Project provides
information, training, and technical assistance to schools, families, and
agencies with educational supports for individuals from birth to age 21 with
autism spectrum disorder.
eLearning for Educators
eLearning for Educators provides statewide access to affordable online courses designed to support educators in serving students with disabilities.
Center for Change in Transition Services(CCTS)
CCTS provides secondary transition training and
technical support to districts, and Educational Service Districts, that serve students
who have an Individual Education Program and are in need of transition services.
Special Education Technology Center (SETC)
The SETC provides
training, consultation, technology loans and resource information to help
school districts and families implement assistive technology (AT) interventions
in addressing the special learning needs of children with disabilities.
Washington Sensory Disability Services (WSDS)
individuals aged birth to 21 who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually
impaired, or deaf-blind, by providing training and other resources to service
providers and families.
Washington State Special Education Training for All (staff and parents) (WSSETA)
WSSETA provides current information and best
practices through statewide training and technical assistance to families,
educators, and organizations in order to meet the needs of students with